November 7, 2009
Civic Center of Greater Des Moines

Des Moines, IA

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Café Boeuf

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GK:  ..after this message from the Café Boeuf.  Where the elite meet to eat (BIG CHORDS UP, UNDER)

TR (FRENCH):  Welcome to the Café Boeuf.  I am Antoine, the new maitre'd, will you be dining alone tonight?

GK:  Yes, I will.

TR (FRENCH): All alone.  Just you.  Nobody else to eat with.

GK:  Is there a problem?

TR (FRENCH): What happened, monsieur? Has she left you?

GK:   I don't want to talk about it.

TR (FRENCH): She said something to you and you said something back and —

GK:  It's none of your business.

TR (FRENCH):  Probably she said something about your suit. The way it hangs on you. (FRENCH)  Would you mind if we give you a black smock to wear?

GK: I'm just looking for dinner.

TR (FRENCH): Or was it about your hair.

GK: Just put me back here in some dark corner, Antoine. If I cry, I don't want anyone to see.

TR (FRENCH): Very well. What brings you to Des Moines?

GK:  A radio show.

TR: Ah!

GK:  Une Prairie un a la maison Compagnon.

TR: The friend of a house in a flat place.

GK: Yes.

TR:  Never heard of it. What would you like for dinner, monsieur?

GK:  Do you have specials tonight?

TR:   Certainment. We have the —  (FRENCH GIBBERISH. Also we have the (FRENCH) Unfortunately, we are all out of the (FRENCH).

GK: That's a shame. Let's have the first thing you said.
TR: The (FRENCH)?

GK:  Yes.

TR:  Braised sheep nostrils in a snail sauce sprinkled with the eyelids of pigeons?

GK: Could you hold the eyelids though?

TR:  Certainment. Tres bien. And what wine with that?

GK:  I'd like something heavy and bitter. What do you recommend?

TR: I recommend the (FRENCH)—

GK: Thank you, Antoine.

TR:  My pleasure, monsieur. So—What did she say to you?

GK: She told me I'm boring. Old and boring.

TR: Yes. Well. I see the problem. Try the (FRENCH).

GK:   I will. ...... a message from Café Boeuf.

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